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Traditional Ukrainian doughnuts for Christmas: every housewife should make them

Kateryna YagovychFood
Sweet doughnuts for Christmas

One of the traditional dishes of Ukrainian cuisine for Christmas is doughnuts. They are sweet, with poppy seed filling. They are served with a compote or tea. It is very convenient to give these products to your family as a gift.

The idea of making poppy seed donuts for Christmas was published on the Instagram page of the famous Ukrainian chef Liza Glinska  (lizaglinskaya). The products should be fried in oil.

Traditional Ukrainian doughnuts for Christmas: every housewife should make them

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 100 ml of milk
  • 25 g of fresh yeast
  • 10 g of sugar

Ingredients for the dough

  • 100 g of eggs
  • 70 g of sugar
  • lemon zest
  • 150 ml of milk
  • 4 g of salt
  • 100 g butter (82%)
  • 600 g of flour

Ingredients for lemon cream:

  • 50 ml lemon juice
  • 50 ml of water
  • lemon zest
  • 125 g of sugar
  • 100 g of eggs
  • 100 g butter (82%)

Ingredients for the poppy seed filling:

  • 70 g poppy seeds
  • 70 g of sugar
  • 70 g roasted walnuts

Additionally:

  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Method of preparation:

Traditional Ukrainian doughnuts for Christmas: every housewife should make them

1. Mix milk, sugar, and yeast for the dough.

2. Leave for 30 minutes at room temperature.

3. For the dough, mix the dough, eggs, sugar, milk, zest, salt, flour, and softened butter.

Traditional Ukrainian doughnuts for Christmas: every housewife should make them

4. Knead, leave at room temperature for 2 hours.

5. Rinse the poppy seeds, boil for an hour. Drain, pat the poppy seeds dry with a paper towel.

Traditional Ukrainian doughnuts for Christmas: every housewife should make them

6. Mix with sugar, grind, add softened butter.

7. For the cream, mix lemon juice, zest, sugar, egg, cook, stirring for 10-15 seconds. Strain. Add cold butter, cool.

Traditional Ukrainian doughnuts for Christmas: every housewife should make them

8. Form the doughnuts. Punch down the dough, cut into pieces weighing 25-40 g, put the poppy seed filling in the center, and form balls. Cover with a towel and leave for 30 minutes.

Traditional Ukrainian doughnuts for Christmas: every housewife should make them

9. Fry the doughnuts in preheated oil until cooked.

10. Roll the cold doughnuts in powdered sugar, fill with lemon cream.

Traditional Ukrainian doughnuts for Christmas: every housewife should make them

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